DILG Orders Barangays to Submit List of Unvaxxed Residents

DILG issues order to barangays over unvaccinated residents

DILG – The Department of the Interior and Local Government has ordered the barangays to submit a list of unvaccinated residents.

DILG order of unvaxxed residents
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The COVID-19 vaccination continues to roll out across the country to combat the rapid increase of coronavirus disease 2019.

Among those who were on the priority list of the COVID-19 vaccination program are medical frontliners, persons with comorbidities, and senior citizens.

Pfizer–BioNTech, Oxford–AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sputnik V, Janssen, Covaxin, Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Sputnik Light and Novavax are some of the vaccines available in the country.

As of January 11, 2022, 115,303,412 total vaccine doses have been administered throughout the country, with 53,389,481 being fully vaccinated, and 3,855,924 booster doses administered.

However, there are citizens who are still hesitant to get vaccinated.

This prompted DILG to issue an order to barangay governments to submit a list of unvaccinated residents.

DILG spokesperson Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said during the Laging Handa public briefing earlier that Interior Secretary Eduardo Año issued the order for the implementation of restricting the mobility of people who have yet to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

“Nagpalabas po si Secretary Año ng memorandum circular para magsagawa ang lahat ng mga barangay sa buong bansa para malaman ‘yung hindi pa nagpapabakuna sa barangay,” he said.

According to him, the order is in line with the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte to restrict the movement of those who are unvaccinated.

Malaya said barangays can implement the restrictions on unvaccinated people through an ordinance when inventory is already available.

In a separate interview via ANC, Malaya cited that the inventory will be passed every month to the DILG.

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